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Charlie Bowater
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United Kingdom

Favorites: Muse, sketchbooks, pencils, coffee, chocolate, converse, jeans, sleep, the colour green.

Music: Muse, Blue October, Coldplay, Radiohead, Beck, Jimmy Eat World, Incubus, M83, The Shins, Matchbox Twenty, The All-American Rejects, Weezer, Arcade Fire, Noah And The Whale, Deftones, Explosions In The Sky, White Lies, The Killers, Interpol, The Strokes, Ok Go, Mute Math, JET, Carolina Liar, Band Of Horses, The Goo Goo Dolls, Feeder, Elbow, Brand New, Sigur Rós, Kasabian, The Verve, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Marjorie Fair, Beastie Boys, Cold War Kids, Band Of Skulls.

Clint Mansell, John Powell, Hans Zimmer, Thomas Newman.
Hello lovelies! 

Just a quick update to announce that my new website is live! :) You can find all the usual artwork and a nice resource section listing all the tutorials, videos and time-lapses available to download.

I was thinking about adding an FAQ but then I remembered people don't really read those things... or do they? ;)



Hi everyone! You might remember last year I released my Skillshare Character Concept Art class and that went down a storm, over 2000 of you signed up for it and it received 100% positive reviews. The support was overwhelming so thank you to everyone that took the class!

It was my intention to release the follow up on again, but the site has changed considerably in the time since my first class, and it's not the most straight forward option this time. 

It's 36 minutes long and gives you a pretty good general overview of my average colour process. I've tried my best to explain things as thoroughly as possible for any beginners watching, info on layer ordering, colour choices, layer modes etc. I'm sure most of you will understand what I'm doing and why I'm doing it, but I haven't assumed that everyone will know by default. So explanations a-plenty! 

The full size PSD is included, with the B&W character from the previous class and the new colour version so you can toggle between the two. My brush pack is also included, which is available all the time regardless (you aren't paying for it!) but I've included it in the pack as well for convenience.

The tutorial is $9 and available to download right now! The only real difference between my previous Skillshare class and this new tutorial - is just that there isn't a written guide to accompany it, and that's reflected in the price. 

I'm totally open to releasing more tutorials and there will be freebies along the way, so if you have any specific requests then fire away! I should probably say that the next tutorial I have in mind will be all about painting skin! I've talked about it as much I can in this video, but a more in-depth tutorial is certainly on the cards. 

Character Concept Art: from thumbnail to final design.


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Moehn Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
You are insane. Just... awesome. Pure awesome.

i-Anzu Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You are officially my new inspiration to continue to grow in art. I absolutely love everything you do. New fan forever.
birch-bark Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the tutorials! I watched your character creation tutorial on skillshare, so I HAD to buy the accompanying colorization tutorial when I saw it here. I'm just getting into digital art, and your tutorials were incredibly enlightening. Thank you again :)
Cityneon Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member
Your works are just mind blowing !!! I love your style so much ...


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Linko66 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't believe I just discovered your art for the first time! And I must say that's an amazing gallery you have here! Can't wait to get my hands on the new ImagineFX issue with your workshop. Looking forward to see more stunning art of yours. Cheers!
KyTranArt Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Beautiful work Charlie! 
RachelNoelDesigns Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
Your artwork is amazing and inspiring!
I also love your website!!!
tsabszy Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Digital Artist
really amazing art you have here!! 
IvanVolgare-drawings Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have really great style, the color is great, congratulations you're really talented :) (Smile) 
kigam Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional General Artist
Congrats on getting the cover to IFX 114, cheers!
AmberPuss Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! Your amazing, just in case you didn't know already! But I love your art work, can't wait to see more! :D
TheArtisticTiger Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Artist
Can't believe I'm  just discovering your work now!'ve probably heard this a million times , but really beautiful,awesome,wonderful work and inspiring stuff.thanks for sharing
henchwench Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Your art is simply breathtaking.  You inspired me to look up The Killing by your art alone; as a roleplayer, especially Changeling: The Dreaming, your art instantly inspires characters in my head, especially Opal.  Keep up the wonderful work, please.
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad to hear it ;)
gnugazer Featured By Owner 6 days ago   General Artist
simply awesome! :D
CinderFall21 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
You are one of the BEST artists I have ever seen in my life. No joke. Your work astoundes me.
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
That's awfully nice of you to think that! C;
Fairytall22 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Artist
your art works are just breath taking their so amazing :iconkairiaww-plz:
R1ngoP Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on the ImagineFX cover, it's lush :-)
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
WolfMemories210 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
You have some breathtaking images in your gallery m'dear ~ Keep up this amazing work of yours!
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
I will! Thanks ;)
WolfMemories210 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Heart bum  Gooood
lordparazita Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are beautiful so much for draw sooooo good! I love your drawings! congratulations
CreativeartboyArt Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hello! I just want to say that your artworks are amazing and you inspired me a lot!
I also have a website if you would check it ...
Thank you very much! Your works are really awesome! :)
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